Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses A.I. to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness by DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI


By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

Humu, a Silicon Valley start-up, applies data-driven lessons in human resources to the goal of improving employee satisfaction.

Published: December 30, 2018 at 07:00PM

from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/technology/human-resources-artificial-intelligence-humu.html?partner=IFTTT‪


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In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role by NATASHA SINGER


By NATASHA SINGER

Some doctors warn that Facebook is becoming an arbiter of users’ mental distress without proving that its efforts are accurate, effective or safe.

Published: December 30, 2018 at 07:00PM

from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/technology/facebook-suicide-screening-algorithm.html?partner=IFTTT‪


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A Book That Will Make You Terrified of Your Own House by ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG


By ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG

Rob Dunn’s “Never Home Alone” catalogs the world of microbial beings that share our living space and inhabit our showerheads and pillowcases.

Published: December 30, 2018 at 07:00PM

from NYT Books https://nyti.ms/2Ais1Mj


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